International News

Clearing places 20,000 students

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:19
More than 20,000 students found degree places through the clearing system over the weekend, according to Ucas, the university admissions body.

Police officer's 'sex in custody'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:18
A married police officer had sex with a female suspect in a custody suite, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

NI abortion paper 'ready by autumn'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:10
The Justice Department will publish its own proposals for abortion law changes in Northern Ireland by autumn, unless there is a joint approach with the Department of Health, according to David Ford.

VIDEO: Boat survivors 'swam for seven hours'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:09
Two people are still missing after a tourist boat sank off the Indonesian coast on Saturday night.

Self-drive lorries 'to get UK test'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:01
Fleets of self-driving lorries could be tested on UK roads as soon as next year, according to reports.

Rescue dad feared he would die

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:50
A brave passerby who saved a four-year-old boy from drowning in Swansea Marina says he feared they would die in the near tragedy.

'Horrendous abuses' by Kenya police

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:49
Kenya's Western-funded anti-terrorism police unit has carried out a series of killings and "enforced disappearances" during its fight against militant Islamists, a rights group says.

Anderson promises bowling aggression

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:47
James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England.

VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:43
Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.

Happy Valley returning to BBC One

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:25
Hard-hitting drama Happy Valley is coming back for a second series, the BBC announces.

'Back to work' for World Cup winners

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:13
As a World Cup win sinks in for England's rugby union side, so does the prospect of returning to full-time work.

Woman held in police nursery inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:46
A 37-year-old woman is arrested and bailed by police in Wiltshire investigating a children's nursery which has been shut down by Ofsted.

Facebook tags satire in news feeds

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:43
Facebook is testing a new feature that warns users of satirical content posted from sites like the Onion.

Judy Murray on Strictly Come Dancing

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:37
Judy Murray has confirmed she will be taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

VIDEO: Cheesed-off Russia turns to Switzerland

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:17
Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia - a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.

VIDEO: Australian fans go goo goo for Gaga

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:12
Australian fans queued for hours to see Lady Gaga as she started her tour of Australia

Fracking protesters glued to doors

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:09
Anti-fracking campaigners claim to have super-glued themselves to the doors of a government building in orchestrated protests around the UK.

Shipbuilding ends in Portsmouth

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:04
Shipbuilding in Portsmouth is brought to an end after the yard's final project - a giant section of the navy's new aircraft carrier - is completed.

Two base jumpers killed in Alps

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:01
Two men from Australia and France die in separate accidents in the French Alps whilst taking part in the extreme sport of "base-jumping".

Labour: Oversized classes up 200%

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 02:56
The number of infant pupils taught in oversized classes has "spiralled by 200%" since 2010, says Labour.
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